In patient centered services, digital technological solutions will continue to have gradually more impact on Norway's health system. It is therefore a growing need to train healthcare personnel, engineers and designers to collaborate in such a multidisciplinary, complex field where human and natural sciences complement each other in patient centered services. This impacts all levels of the "ecosystem" of these professions, and the most specialized people, the doctorates, are essential. These doctorates have the responsibility to train and lead sub-projects, which can further involve graduates and undergraduates. A cross-disciplinary understanding is one of the key elements to succeeding and meeting new challenges with innovative solutions. Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) can educate and train doctorates, with the unique position of a multitude of professions - and with the right ambitions - to make collaborative projects across traditional fields. Central to succeed with this specific project at HiOA is the Motion analysis lab (Bevlab). The data from these patient groups is multivariate and difficult to comprehend, thus making the treatment and prevention strategies less effective. There is a need to develop hybrid models where sensor information combined with artificial intelligence tools provide patients and clinicians with simple information to adapt and make decisions, so that new and healthy behaviors are encouraged.The proposed project is a collaboration between several departments at HiOA, Simula Center, and Research Center CAIR at Agder University(UiA) in addition to international collaboration with the University of Southampton and the University of Washington. We seek, combined with our own funding at TKD, four PhD candidates. Main result of this project: Methods of training higher educated professionals with engineering, design and health science background to handle the challenges of the future health care system.
Project leader: Peyman Mirtaheri
Institution: Institutt for maskin, elektronikk og kjemi